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4th April 2017

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A new Sky Arts series, 'Brian Johnson's Life On The Road', features Johnno in conversation with some of the biggest names in rock'n'roll history.

This six part series sees Johnno explore the realities of life on a global rock tour with Roger Daltrey, Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Sting, Joe Elliott and Robert Plant.

Part one is set for broadcast at 9.00pm UK Time on Friday 28th April 2017.

In the first episode, Roger Daltrey, who Brian has known for forty years, meets Brian outside the house The Who vocalist grew up in, in Shepherd's Bush, London. They take a walk through the neighbourhood streets and end up at Bush Hall, where The Who rehearsed in their early days.

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In Bush Hall, Brian and Roger discuss how in many ways, the modern rock tour was invented by The Who. They pioneered many of the moves and postures of the live rock show: the bombast, the aggression, the strutting, the element of danger on stage, the ear-splitting loudness, and the move into bigger arenas with laser shows and giant TV screens.

And while on the road, The Who were second to none in terms of rock'n'roll mayhem – it was a non-stop carnival of drugs, groupies, and wrecked hotel rooms.

Brian and Roger's conversation turns to The Who's 1969 album, 'Tommy', and subsequent tour and how it transformed The Who from a quirky, antagonistic art-rock band into stadium filling Rock Gods.

This is a series to be savoured and definitely not to be missed.


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